All sessions of the Inside Out forum held at the National Convention Centre will be webcast.
Online participants will be able to interact with speakers during the Blak to the future: new directions for change session, by submitting questions and comments via the webcast chat facility and by using the hashtag #InsideoutCanberra.
Inside Out is a forum of powerful ideas that explores new directions for social and political change. From the streets to the boardroom, the change-makers of today work from inside the political structures that once kept them out. How has activism given way to new forms of campaigning? What is the new-look radicalism and the role of advocacy and diplomacy? The audience will interact with diverse panels of critical thinkers to exchange and contest ideas in a supportive and progressive format.
The two-day gathering will kick off by paying respects to our first leaders and by recognising their foundational work as pivotal to the next generations who are charged with keeping the fires burning. From there, the focus will turn towards the future and how emerging and seasoned campaigners agitate for change from new physical and conceptual sites armed with new tools.
This includes electronic advocacy and social media, the proliferation of Indigenous-led institutes and the pervasive voices and self-representation of our people across areas such as politics, law, education, media and the arts. A session on how the arts have influenced change will feature singer songwriter Kutcha Edwards.
International partnerships with First Nations people of Asia-Pacific will broaden the debate to countries where there is a shared history of colonisation and resistance, and where different pathways towards Recognition have been taken.
The two day program includes a Tent Embassy session featuring co founder, Michael Anderson; prominent campaigners Jackie Huggins, Michael Mansell and Getano Lui; award winning author Kim Scott; artists Adam Hill and Julie Gough; media experts Dot West, Kirstie Parker and Luke Pearson; the next generation of leaders including Benson Saulo, Australia’s 2011 youth representative to the United Nations ; singer Kutcha Edwards and the Future Forum facilitated by Jenny Brockie of the SBS program Insight.
A celebratory Cabaret Dinner will be held on Wednesday 10 July featuring Diva D with Lou Bennett, Deline Briscoe & Neda Rahmani; comedian Kevin Kropinyeri and flamboyant drag queen Constantina Bush and her Bushettes.
Inside Out: New actions for change by First Australians is a Centenary of Canberra project in collaboration with AIATSIS, proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government along with the National Museum of Australia, the National Convention Centre and Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra.
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For more information, contact the organiser visit www.aiatsis.gov.au .